Manufacturing

March 25, 2022

Spring Storm Safety Tips for Businesses

Spring can bring about some of the year’s most dangerous weather and wreak havoc on many aspects of a company’s operations. This article discusses the weather threats to watch out for during spring and measures businesses can take to minimize damage. Dangerous Spring Weather Unexpected severe weather increases the risk of property damage, injury and...

March 15, 2022

Workplace Dangers Most Troubling to Employees in 2022

Workplace safety is now more important than ever before, according to 89% of Americans, nearly the same amount also believe that organizations have a legal and moral obligation to protect employees from unnecessary risks. This is according to a survey from AlertMedia, which also revealed 82% of people feel these obligations extend to those working remotely. While...

March 7, 2022

DC Loosens Mask-wearing Guidance for Most of U.S. Population

Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced updates to its mask-wearing recommendations, loosening guidance for a majority of the U.S. population. The CDC provides COVID-19 Community Levels as a tool to help communities decide what prevention steps to take based on the latest data. These levels can be low, medium or high,...

March 1, 2022

5 Trending Captive-Insurance Considerations for 2022

If 2020 and 2021 showed us anything, it’s that the unexpected can and will happen — whether it’s a global pandemic, a cargo ship blocking one of the world’s busiest trade routes or a storm creating a widespread power outage. These unforeseen risks are difficult to predict and insure against, which made captive insurance, with its ability...

January 24, 2022

Labor Shortages and Business Liability Risks

The past year has seen labor shortages across industry lines. According to a recent study from the Society for Human Resource Management, nearly 90% of businesses are having a hard time filling open positions. These shortages have resulted from various factors, many of which are related to individuals reevaluating their employment priorities due to the...

December 16, 2021

Workers’ Comp Bureau of California Issues COVID-19 Analysis

The Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California in collaboration with several other workers’ comp rating bureaus released the COVID-19’s Impact on Workers Compensation report. To better understand the pandemic’s impact on the workers’ comp industry, a collaborative effort was made to analyze COVID-19 claims characteristics, including representation from the following workers’ comp bureaus: California,...

December 14, 2021

OSHA’s Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Standards for Fiscal Year 2021

Each year, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) releases preliminary data to support their latest Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Standards list at the National Safety Council’s Safety Congress & Expo. With a slight delay in last year’s data release due to COVID-19, the Administration is back on track announcing the new Top 10...

December 9, 2021

How Industrial IoT Can Lead to Safer Manufacturing

The Internet of Things (IoT) and its related or connected devices continue to evolve at a rapid pace. Businesses of all shapes and sizes, including manufacturers, are becoming increasingly more vulnerable to risks as these IoT devices, which are connected to a network, collect, share and act on customer information and data. It’s been a tremendous cultural...

December 7, 2021

Looking Ahead to 2022: Property & Casualty Risk Management and Insurance

The last few years have been a reckoning for the insurance industry and just when we thought insurance buyers might feel relief, COVID-19 entered the picture and extended challenging market conditions into 2021. However, as we look ahead to 2022, we see signs of positive changes for insurance buyers. Having a knowledgeable and trusted insurance...

December 3, 2021

The Top 5 Ways to Prepare for the Future of Work

There’s no question that COVID-19 drastically reshaped our work lives – many of the changes are here to stay. We have entered a new era of work. As we emerge from this time of uncertainty and start planning for 2022 and beyond, it’s clear that workplaces cannot return to “business as usual.” Future-thinking insurance agencies...